Greece grants Eldorado permits for gold mine

MINEX Forum | September 5, 2019
img0 Eldorado Gold (NYSE: EGO) confirmed on Tuesday that it has recieved installation permits for its Skouries project and its Olympias mine from the Greek Ministry of Energy and Environment. Vancouver-based Eldorado has two operating mines and two development projects in northern Greece but has struggled with delays at Skouries for years. Eldorado halted construction in ...

Eldorado Gold gets political boost in Greece

MINEX Forum | July 29, 2019
img0 CEO George Burns has met with representatives of the newly elected Greek government in a bid to kickstart Eldorado’s stalled Skouries gold mine. Based in Vancouver, Eldorado is a mid-tier gold and base metals producer with an international portfolio that includes mining, development and exploration projects in Turkey, Canada, Greece, Romania, Serbia and Brazil. Key ...

Eldorado Gold updated Greek mine plan reduces ‘footprint’

MINEX Forum | April 9, 2018
img0 Canada’s Eldorado Gold filed a new technical report for its contentious Skouries gold mine project, in Greece, on Thursday, which said it “significantly” reduces the development’s environmental footprint. The miner, which also filed updated reports for projects in Turkey and Canada, took a tough stand with Greece in November, freezing investment and suspending operations in ...

Resource nationalism has reached Greece

David McHutchon | September 15, 2017
img0 Canadian miner Eldorado Gold’s threat this week to freeze investments in Greece after years of frustrating and costly permit delays highlighted the risks the industry faces when it strays away from mining-friendly countries, said miningweekly.com. After moving into higher-risk countries in recent years to mine new deposits, companies are being forced to seek safe havens during a rise in so-called ...

Eldorado Gold could get permits for its Olympias project in the next few days

David McHutchon | September 13, 2017
img0 Greece will grant Canada’s Eldorado Gold outstanding permits for its Olympias project this week, its Energy Minister George Stathakis said on Wednesday. Dozens of Eldorado Gold workers rallied outside the energyministry in Athens on Wednesday to protest against potential job losses after the Canadian company threatened to suspend investment at its Greek mines, demanding permits and clarifications on an upcoming arbitration process, said miningweekly.com with reference ...